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Posted: January 3rd. 2011 8:32:50 PM
Phantomlight (A Candle in a Forest Aflame)
Age Group: Adult
PHANTOMLIGHT (A Candle in a Forest Aflame)
Original Sept. 13th, 1990 – Updated Sept 29, 2010
By A. Michael Kundu
"So o'erspread with phantom light"
(a wistful bard once scribed) *
the gibbous Moon above the fields
with sweet Venus contrived
to crest upon the stellar wind
and still an eve or two,
in whispered tones, they contemplate
this veil they now construe.
So shear and yet mysterious,
the light that shields our globe
from other and more wondrous worlds,
which through the darkness probe
and cast their learned, cosmic eyes
upon our humble sphere,
In profound curiosity
Unearthly wisdoms peer.
Instead they see this feeble glow
our fragile world surround,
which veils us from the universe,
and mysteries profound.
A candle in a forest aflame:
our efforts are in vain;
we thrust our feeble insolence
in tactics most profane.
"Alas! This little speck of dust...”
(the learned Moon doth cry)
“Methinks will end in misery!"
(a tear wells in her eye) .
"And all the wondrous gifts bestowed,
Oblivion will claim.
'Tis sad to think that we above
bear witness to this shame!"
"Wise Mother! (Venus, in response,
exalts into the night) ,
Although this world will be no more
what shall come of its light?
This phantom glow that resonates,
must memory possess:
perchance its seen the wickedness
of human recklessness!"
"Be still, dear child..."
(the aged Moon, in all her wisdom soothes)
“The gifts bestowed on humankind,
so thoughtlessly misused…
This feeble glow we witness now,
doth mark the fall of Man:
T’was prophesized to end this way,
Long ‘fore their time began.
Perchance this world, and all its kind
Oblivion will rule;
Yet still will live the Universe
a little less the fool.
For as it ends, this world of pain
will cast its sullen glow,
and through the distant galaxies
this nebulae will flow.
Adrift in vast and endless space
for all the stars to see...
to ride upon the stellar winds,
a fiery legacy...."
Author's Notes: *[Referencing Dejection; an Ode ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge]
Author's Location: Lake Stevens, Washington
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